Capulus Star – Sword Hand of Perseus

Capulus is at 24°12′ Taurus with an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Capulus Star Astrology

Perseus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Capulus on May 14

Fixed star Capulus, M34 Persei, is a 5.5 magnitude star cluster in the sword hand of the Hero, Perseus Constellation. Morse says that the word Capulus means Handle, but Google Translate says it is Latin for Coffee. The cluster is just visible to the naked eye in very dark conditions, well away from city lights.


14 ♉ 19
23 ♉ 52
24 ♉ 12
26 ♉ 10
00 ♊ 00

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Capulus Star Astrology

Fixed star Capulus causes blindness or defective eyesight . [1]

Capulus, or Gyrus is a multiple star and a cluster. The second name merely describes the circular appearance but Capulus means a Handle, as they mark the sword hand of Perseus, which is why Ptolemy classed them as a Mars-Mercury item. Like most clusters they are traditionally malefic, associated with either murder or execution. Being in Taurus, those facts are specifically related to the neck, hanging or beheading.

What seems to have been missed by the old school is that Capulus and Algol each have a very positive side to them. The sword did remove a monstrosity from our world, and the monstrosity’s head did, in its turn, rescue Andromeda – and by the same token, all of us – from yet another monster of great evil. How Capulus, and more especially Algol, signify on horoscopes depends entirely on how the person concerned does or does not live life with an honest sense of purpose to it, a desire at least to try to live up to some kind of philosophy, religion or ideal. If that be present, in the person or question or event for which the chart is drawn, then all will go well. The author has seen this happen so often, once the superstition about these stars is dropped. If purpose and intent be ‘shady’, then we don’t really need stars to tell us that things are likely, with good reason, to go wrong. [3]

Capulus rules the back of the neck in the human body. [4]

Constellation Perseus is like Jupiter and Saturn. It is said to give an intelligent, strong, bold and adventurous nature, but a tendency to lying. [1] The constellation is indicative of events effecting large numbers of people, especially those events caused by major meteorological phenomena. When prominent in a natal chart it is said to denote adventurous individuals, but also those who are less than honest in their dealings with others. [2]

Capulus Star, M34 Persei

Capulus Star, M34 Persei []

Capulus Star Conjunctions

Midheaven conjunct Capulus: Donald Trump 0°55′.

Moon conjunct Venus conjunct Capulus: This is a very difficult energy point as it affects the nerves in the back of the neck and up the spine to the head. This individual usually has no mobility through the vertebra’s in the neck area, and there is a blockage of energy to all the nerve areas connected to the spine. As a result, all fixed star points connected to the pituitary gland are also affected. These persons will experience blackouts as the energy flow is cut off from time to time, but they do have vision most of the time. They are not in continuous darkness, especially if there are good aspects to this conjunction. As the person ages, the condition worsens and the problem is attributed to a malfunction of the eyes instead of a blockage in the nervous system. When they are very young, they do not understand what is occurring nor able to describe the problem. They do not realize the energy pattern through the nerves that blocks the reflective light at times. [4]

North Node conjunct Capulus: Hillary Clinton 0°06′.


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.56,154
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.130.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.21.

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

9 thoughts on “Capulus Star – Sword Hand of Perseus

  1. I have Mars directly on Capulus ruling my natal horoscope from 12th house. It has been awful life full of ridiculi and lack of sense. Yet I have found that Gnani Yoga has explained my life ideals I have had my whole life up to this point. So… yet I had always been feeling Agnostic, it is also the star of spiritual blindness, but I have Mercury very well positioned in my natal chart and has always been interested in secret or occult.

  2. Hi Jamie, Thank you, This was from your Saturn Retrograde article and I would request a reading please. My child fell sick on March 11, 2016. Her DOB is 20th Aug 2002, New Delhi, India, 5:30 PM or there abouts. I also started having some problem after few days. My DOB is 30th April 1975, Calcutta, India, 9:16 AM. Both our conditions are painful without a direct cure in sight. There is lot of panic and paranoia in our minds right now with high anxiety about how things will turn out to be, so was looking for an astrologer to shed some light as to when this will get over. Please help, an anxious mother. My name is Paromita,and my child’s name is Juhi.

  3. Does anyone have any idea what Capulus and Algol conjunct both Ascendant & Chiron in a Davison relationship chart would mean? Thank you

  4. I have conjunction of capulus with moon and mars. Moon and mars are in 24.58 degree. What to expect in life Jamie?:(

  5. note: While the Donald is busy playing with fire engines Mitch McConnell the majority leader of the Senate is busy messing with our healthcare so I found his birthday but time unknown: His Mars is conjunct Capulus which is conjunct Saturn and Uranus 72 degrees from Pluto in Leo on Regulas. Mitch is a Pisces and steals power and manipulation quietly and stealthily.
    It’s probably Mitch who is running the government behind the scenes and is one to watch. His birthday Feb. 20, 1942. Would the 72 degrees in this chart plus Mars square Pluto signify drive for power. Also, his Saturn and Uranus is conjunct Algol.

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